While I did relish my time spent trawling through the vast halls of Makuhari Messe during the Tokyo Auto Salon, one of the most enjoyable moments of my trip to Tokyo was actually spent in a cosy, warm and tastefully curated shop located a stone’s throw away from the book district of Jimbocho. Going by […]
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Well, sort of, because technically I’m already back in Singapore. But with hundreds of photos to sift through, sort out and edit, it’s going to take a while before starting on my TAS highlights on CarsnKopi.com. Sadly, while I wish I could present to you extensive tales of my Tokyo automotive excursion, I was unfortunately […]
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We’re back! Though not without some slight hiccups. I was planning to head over to Toyosu market early this morning for breakfast, but after 2 years of being away, I’ve forgotten just how overwhelming Tokyo can be and as you’d expect, totally underestimated just how exhausted I would be after spending an entire day out […]
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Finishing up our trifecta of yummy Michelin starred delights for this visit to Japan, our last stop just before heading towards Narita Airport was non other than Les Créations de Narisawa. Or Narisawa for short. Helmed by Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa, (Yes, you’d have seen him if you watched Netflix’s Final Table), his 2-starred Michelin restaurant […]
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Moving on from our Michelin adventure in Niseko, we now find ourselves seated in Den. One of (if not the best) restaurant in Tokyo and listed at number 11 on the World’s 50 best restaurants and number 3 for Asia’s equivalent list for 2020 and awarded the best restaurant in Japan for 3 years running, […]
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Dining out in Japan will forever be filled with memorable experience. Be it standing under the train tracks in a smokey hole-in-the-wall Kushi-katsu diner with barely enough room to stand or heading out to a beautifully quaint Izakaya in a remote part of the city. Each one ingrained into the mind in their own unique […]
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Have I ever told you how much I love going to Tokyo? I LOVE GOING TOKYO! Besides the obvious reasons (cars, cars, cars…), another aspect of travelling to Tokyo is the absolutely crazy amount of food available. When even just hitting up a local Matsuya for a quick bowl of Gyudon (i go for one […]
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While it’s often fun to plan ahead and search, hunt or pick out wonderful places to find yummy grub before one actually steps into a new country, one of the joys of holiday travel is definitely having a good meal after stepping into a new or unfamiliar establishment. From my Winter vacation in Tokyo, here […]
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After an entire morning worth of touring around the fantastic and lovely Ghibli Museum (well worth visiting if you can get hold of the tickets), we trekked through Inokashira park on our way to meet this holiday’s Meat of destiny, Matsusaka beef in Steak House Satou! Though the park was especially beautiful at this time […]
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I’d like to think, part of the charm of Tokyo is that because the city is such a vast metropolis, there are always interesting new places to discover, explore and taste! But sometimes, there are just some places which have charmed us so much that we make it a point to drop by whenever we […]
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